Adventus Realty Trust (the “Trust”), by its trustee, Adventus Realty Services Inc., Adventus Capital Partners Ltd. (the “Manager”) and Adventus Realty Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”), by its general partner, Adventus Realty Services Inc. (together with the Trust and the Manager, the “Issuers”) today announced the successful closing of a brokered private placement offering (the “Brokered Offering”) of 1,967,285 common units of the Trust, 103,688 non-voting common shares of the Manager and 103,688 units of the Partnership (the Trust Units, Manager Shares and Partnership Units are collectively referred to as the “Securities”) to raise gross proceeds of US $30.5 million.
The Securities were issued at a price of US$14.75 per Trust Unit, US$14.74 per Manager Share and US$0.01 per Partnership Unit. The Brokered Offering was co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and GMP Securities L.P., together with other agents comprising BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Raymond James Ltd.
The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the Brokered Offering to partially fund the acquisition of a three building complex (the “Property”), known as the Riverway Complex, in the O’Hare sub-market of suburban Chicago in early November, 2016.
“We continue to have strong support from the private equity markets,” commented Rod Johnston, President and CEO of the Trust. “This Property acquisition will significantly increase our asset base to approximately US$630 million, and will be a meaningful development towards setting the stage for a liquidity event, which we expect to initiate during 2017.”
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ADVENTUS REALTY TRUST
By its Trustee: ADVENTUS REALTY SERVICES INC.
Per: Rodney B. Johnston, FCPA, FCA
President and Chief Executive Officer